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[movies]Bill Gates: How state budgets are breaking US schools - TED.com
America's school systems are funded by the 50 states. In this fiery talk, Bill Gates says that state budgets are riddled with accounting tricks that disguise the true cost of health care and pensions and weighted with worsening deficits -- with the financing of education at the losing end.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 89
[movies]Morgan Spurlock: The greatest TED Talk ever sold - TED.com
With humor and persistence, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock dives into the hidden but influential world of brand marketing, on his quest to make a completely sponsored film about sponsorship. (And yes, onstage naming rights for this talk were sponsored too. By whom and for how much? He'll tell you.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 411
[movies]Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney - TED.com
Surgeon Anthony Atala demonstrates an early-stage experiment that could someday solve the organ-donor problem: a 3D printer that uses living cells to output a transplantable kidney. Using similar technology, Dr. Atala's young patient Luke Massella received an engineered bladder 10 years ago; we meet him onstage.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 287
[movies]Deb Roy: The birth of a word - TED.com
MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language -- so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment (with exceptions) of his son's life, then parsed 90,000 hours of home video to watch "gaaaa" slowly turn into "water." Astonishing, data-rich research with deep implications for how we learn.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 173
[movies]Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education - TED.com
Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script -- give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 430
[movies]JR's TED Prize wish: Use art to turn the world inside out - TED.com
JR, a semi-anonymous French street artist, uses his camera to show the world its true face, by pasting photos of the human face across massive canvases. At TED2011, he makes his audacious TED Prize wish: to use art to turn the world inside out. Learn more about his work and learn how you can join in at insideoutproject.net.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 220
[movies]Sebastian Thrun: Google's driverless car - TED.com
Sebastian Thrun helped build Google's amazing driverless car, powered by a very personal quest to save lives and reduce traffic accidents. Jawdropping video shows the DARPA Challenge-winning car motoring through busy city traffic with no one behind the wheel, and dramatic test drive footage from TED2011 demonstrates how fast the thing can really go.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
Downloads: 378
[movies]Skylar Tibbits: Can we make things that make themselves? - TED.com
MIT researcher Skylar Tibbits works on self-assembly -- the idea that instead of building something (a chair, a skyscraper), we can create materials that build themselves, much the way a strand of DNA zips itself together. It's a big concept at early stages; Tibbits shows us three in-the-lab projects that hint at what a self-assembling future might look like.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; design; technology; 2011
Downloads: 255
[movies]Roger Ebert: Remaking my voice - TED.com
When film critic Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw to cancer, he lost the ability to eat and speak. But he did not lose his voice. In a moving talk from TED2011, Ebert and his wife, Chaz, with friends Dean Ornish and John Hunter, come together to tell his remarkable story.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; arts; community; culture; 2011
Downloads: 309
[movies]Nina Tandon: Caring for engineered tissue - TED.com
Tissue engineer and TED Fellow Nina Tandon is growing artificial hearts and bones. To do that, she needs new ways of caring for artificially grown cells -- techniques she's developed by the simple but powerful method of copying their natural environments.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; biology; biomimicry; biotech; science; 2011
Downloads: 155
[movies]Carlo Ratti: Architecture that senses and responds - TED.com
With his team at SENSEable City Lab, MIT's Carlo Ratti makes cool things by sensing the data we create. He pulls from passive data sets -- like the calls we make, the garbage we throw away -- to create surprising visualizations of city life. And he and his team create dazzling interactive environments from moving water and flying light, powered by simple gestures caught through sensors.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; city; design; entertainment; technology; 2011
Downloads: 120
[movies]Wael Ghonim: Inside the Egyptian revolution - TED.com
Wael Ghonim is the Google executive who helped jumpstart Egypt's democratic revolution ... with a Facebook page memorializing a victim of the regime's violence. Speaking at TEDxCairo, he tells the inside story of the past two months, when everyday Egyptians showed that "the power of the people is stronger than the people in power."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; politics; social change; 2011
Downloads: 66
[movies]Dennis Hong: Making a car for blind drivers - TED.com
Using robotics, laser rangefinders, GPS and smart feedback tools, Dennis Hong is building a car for drivers who are blind. It's not a "self-driving" car, he's careful to note, but a car in which a non-sighted driver can determine speed, proximity and route -- and drive independently.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; design; technology; transportation; 2011
Downloads: 91
[movies]Robert Hammond: Building a park in the sky - TED.com
New York was planning to tear down the High Line, an abandoned elevated railroad in Manhattan, when Robert Hammond and a few friends suggested: Why not make it a park? He shares how it happened in this tale of local cultural activism.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; activism; arts; cities; culture; 2011
Downloads: 259
[movies]Ed Boyden: A light switch for neurons - TED.com
Ed Boyden shows how, by inserting genes for light-sensitive proteins into brain cells, he can selectively activate or de-activate specific neurons with fiber-optic implants. With this unprecedented level of control, he's managed to cure mice of analogs of PTSD and certain forms of blindness. On the horizon: neural prosthetics. Session host Juan Enriquez leads a brief post-talk Q and A.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; neurology; science; technology; TED2011; 2011
Downloads: 119
[movies]Thomas Heatherwick: Building the Seed Cathedral - TED.com
A future more beautiful? Architect Thomas Heatherwick shows five recent projects featuring ingenious bio-inspired designs. Some are remakes of the ordinary: a bus, a bridge, a power station ... And one is an extraordinary pavilion, the Seed Cathedral, a celebration of growth and light.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; arts; creativity; design; TED2011; 2011
Downloads: 148
[movies]Amit Sood: Building a museum of museums on the web - TED.com
Imagine being able to see artwork in the greatest museums around the world without leaving your chair. Driven by his passion for art, Amit Sood tells the story of how he developed Art Project to let people do just that.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; design; technology; 2011
Downloads: 92
[movies]Kathryn Schulz: On being wrong - TED.com
Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? "Wrongologist" Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; culture; failure; 2011
Downloads: 281
[movies]Aaron O'Connell: Making sense of a visible quantum object - TED.com
Physicists are used to the idea that subatomic particles behave according to the bizarre rules of quantum mechanics, completely different to human-scale objects. In a breakthrough experiment, Aaron O'Connell has blurred that distinction by creating an object that is visible to the unaided eye, but provably in two places at the same time. In this talk he suggests an intriguing way of thinking about the result.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; philosophy; physics; science; 2011
Downloads: 220
[movies]AnnMarie Thomas: Hands-on science with squishy circuits - TED.com
In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different kinds of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties -- by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into circuit designers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; education; science; technology; 2011
Downloads: 112
[movies]Bill Ford: A future beyond traffic gridlock - TED.com
Bill Ford is a car guy -- his great-grandfather was Henry Ford, and he grew up inside the massive Ford Motor Co. So when he worries about cars' impact on the environment, and about our growing global gridlock problem, it's worth a listen. His vision for the future of mobility includes "smart roads," even smarter public transport and going green like never before.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; cars; design; mobility; technology; 2011
Downloads: 338
[movies]Jack Horner: Building a dinosaur from a chicken - TED.com
Renowned paleontologist Jack Horner has spent his career trying to reconstruct a dinosaur. He's found fossils with extraordinarily well-preserved blood vessels and soft tissues, but never intact DNA. So, in a new approach, he's taking living descendants of the dinosaur (chickens) and genetically engineering them to reactivate ancestral traits — including teeth, tails, and even hands — to make a "Chickenosaurus".
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; genetics; paleontology; science; 2011
Downloads: 157
[movies]Janna Levin: The sound the universe makes - TED.com
We think of space as a silent place. But physicist Janna Levin says the universe has a soundtrack -- a sonic composition that records some of the most dramatic events in outer space. (Black holes, for instance, bang on spacetime like a drum.) An accessible and mind-expanding soundwalk through the universe.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; science; universe; 2011
Downloads: 138
[movies]Eythor Bender demos human exoskeletons - TED.com
Eythor Bender of Berkeley Bionics brings onstage two amazing exoskeletons, HULC and eLEGS -- robotic add-ons that could one day allow a human to carry 200 pounds without tiring, or allow a wheelchair user to stand and walk. It's a powerful onstage demo, with implications for human potential of all kinds.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; design; science; technology; 2011
Downloads: 149
[movies]Kate Hartman: The art of wearable communication - TED.com
Artist Kate Hartman uses wearable electronics to explore how we communicate, with ourselves and with the world. In this quirky and thought-provoking talk, she shows the "Talk to Yourself Hat", the "Inflatable Heart", the "Glacier Embracing Suit", and other unexpected devices.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; communication; culture; glacier; TED2011; 2011
Downloads: 74
[movies]Daniel Tammet: Different ways of knowing - TED.com
Daniel Tammet has linguistic, numerical and visual synesthesia -- meaning that his perception of words, numbers and colors are woven together into a new way of perceiving and understanding the world. The author of "Born on a Blue Day," Tammet shares his art and his passion for languages in this glimpse into his beautiful mind.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; arts; brain; culture; 2011
Downloads: 377
[movies]Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter ... - TED.com
"If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... " began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis -- from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York's Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. -- and gives two breathtaking performances of "B" and "Hiroshima."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; entertainment; performance; poetry; storytelling; 2011
Downloads: 660
[movies]Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed - TED.com
Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. What went through his mind as the doomed plane went down? At TED, he tells his story publicly for the first time.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; business; storytelling; transportation; 2011
Downloads: 314
[movies]Isabel Behncke: Evolution's gift of play, from bonobo apes to humans - TED.com
With never-before-seen video, primatologist Isabel Behncke Izquierdo (a TED Fellow) shows how bonobo ape society learns from constantly playing -- solo, with friends, even as a prelude to sex. Indeed, play appears to be the bonobos' key to problem-solving and avoiding conflict. If it works for our close cousins, why not for us?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; TED Fellows; science; 2011
Downloads: 352
[movies]Eric Whitacre: A virtual choir 2,000 voices strong - TED.com
In a moving and madly viral video last year, composer Eric Whitacre led a virtual choir of singers from around the world. He talks through the creative challenges of making music powered by YouTube, and unveils the first 2 minutes of his new work, "Sleep," with a video choir of 2,052. The full piece premieres April 7 (yes, on YouTube!).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; music; 2011
Downloads: 551
[movies]Julie Taymor: Spider-Man, The Lion King and life on the creative edge - TED.com
Showing spectacular clips from productions such as Frida, The Tempest and The Lion King, director Julie Taymor describes a life spent immersed in theater and the movies. Filmed right as controversy over her Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark was at its peak, she candidly describes the tensions inherent within her creative process, as she strives both to capture the essence of a story--and produce images and experiences unlike anything else.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; entertainment; film; theater; TED2011; 2011
Downloads: 152
[movies]Sunni Brown: Doodlers, unite! - TED.com
Studies show that sketching and doodling improve our comprehension -- and our creative thinking. So why do we still feel embarrassed when we're caught doodling in a meeting? Sunni Brown says: Doodlers, unite! She makes the case for unlocking your brain via pad and pen.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; creativity; culture; presentation; TED2011; 2011
Downloads: 100
[movies]Rajesh Rao: A Rosetta Stone for the Indus script - TED.com
Rajesh Rao is fascinated by "the mother of all crossword puzzles": How to decipher the 4000 year old Indus script. At TED 2011 he tells how he is enlisting modern computational techniques to read the Indus language, the key piece to understanding this ancient civilization.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; computers; history; language; science; 2011
Downloads: 428
[movies]Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling - TED.com
Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live -- and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this evolutionarily contagious behavior.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; culture; happiness; science; society; 2011
Downloads: 304
[movies]David Brooks: The social animal - TED.com
Tapping into the findings of his latest book, NYTimes columnist David Brooks unpacks new insights into human nature from the cognitive sciences -- insights with massive implications for economics and politics as well as our own self-knowledge. In a talk full of humor, he shows how you can't hope to understand humans as separate individuals making choices based on their conscious awareness.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; brain; culture; society; 2011
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[movies]Mark Bezos: A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter - TED.com
Volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos tells a story of an act of heroism that didn't go quite as expected -- but that taught him a big lesson: Don't wait to be a hero.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; community; compassion; culture; 2011
Downloads: 110
[movies]Béatrice Coron: Stories cut from paper - TED.com
With scissors and paper, artist Béatrice Coron creates intricate worlds, cities and countries, heavens and hells. Striding onstage in a glorious cape cut from Tyvek, she describes her creative process and the way her stories develop from snips and slices.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; creativity; storytelling; 2011
Downloads: 171
[movies]Robert Gupta and Joshua Roman duet on "Passacaglia" - TED.com
It's a master class in collaboration as violinist Robert Gupta and cellist Joshua Roman perform Halvorsen's "Passacaglia" for violin and viola. Roman takes the viola part on his Stradivarius cello. It's powerful to watch the two musicians connect moment to moment (and recover from a mid-performance hiccup). The two are both TED Fellows, and their deep connection powers this sparkling duet.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; collaboration; creativity; entertainment; live music; 2011
Downloads: 84
[movies]Shea Hembrey: How I became 100 artists - TED.com
How do you stage an international art show with work from 100 different artists? If you're Shea Hembrey, you invent all of the artists and artwork yourself -- from large-scale outdoor installations to tiny paintings drawn with a single-haired brush. Watch this funny, mind-bending talk to see the explosion of creativity and diversity of skills a single artist is capable of.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; creativity; design; storytelling; 2011
Downloads: 298
[movies]Nathan Myhrvold: Cooking as never seen before - TED.com
Cookbook author (and geek) Nathan Myhrvold talks about his magisterial work, "Modernist Cuisine" -- and shares the secret of its cool photographic illustrations, which show cross-sections of food in the very act of being cooked.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; design; entertainment; food; photography; technology; 2011
Downloads: 238
[movies]Edward Tenner: Unintended consequences - TED.com
Every new invention changes the world -- in ways both intentional and unexpected. Historian Edward Tenner tells stories that illustrate the under-appreciated gap between our ability to innovate and our ability to foresee the consequences.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; culture; design; history; invention; technology; 2011
Downloads: 81
[movies]Dan Ariely: Beware conflicts of interest - TED.com
In this short talk, psychologist Dan Ariely tells two personal stories that explore scientific conflict of interest: How the pursuit of knowledge and insight can be affected, consciously or not, by shortsighted personal goals. When we're thinking about the big questions, he reminds us, let's be aware of our all-too-human brains.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; cognitive science; economics; medical research; science; technology; 2011
Downloads: 152
[movies]Mike Matas: A next-generation digital book - TED.com
Software developer Mike Matas demos the first full-length interactive book for the iPad -- with clever, swipeable video and graphics and some very cool data visualizations to play with. The book is "Our Choice," Al Gore's sequel to "An Inconvenient Truth."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; demo; design; entertainment; software; technology; 2011
Downloads: 100
[movies]Wadah Khanfar: A historic moment in the Arab world - TED.com
As a democratic revolution led by tech-empowered young people sweeps the Arab world, Wadah Khanfar, the head of Al Jazeera, shares a profoundly optimistic view of what's happening in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and beyond -- at this powerful moment when people realized they could step out of their houses and ask for change.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; global issues; iraq; media; politics; technology; 2011
Downloads: 267
[movies]Homaro Cantu + Ben Roche: Cooking as alchemy - TED.com
Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche come from Moto, a Chicago restaurant that plays with new ways to cook and eat food. But beyond the fun and flavor-tripping, there's a serious intent: Can we use new food technology for good?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; business; creativity; culture; food; TED2011; 2011
Downloads: 142
[movies]Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness - TED.com
Writer and designer Graham Hill asks: Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? He makes the case for taking up less space, and lays out three rules for editing your life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; design; happiness; media; shopping; TED2011; 2011
Downloads: 1,319
[movies]Maya Beiser(s) and her cello(s) - TED.com
Cellist Maya Beiser plays a gorgeous eight-part modern etude with seven copies of herself, and segues into a meditative music/video hybrid -- using tech to create endless possibilities for transformative sound. Music is Steve Reich's "Cello Counterpoint," with video from Bill Morrison, then David Lang's "World to Come," with video by Irit Batsry.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; design; entertainment; live music; music; technology; 2011
Downloads: 506
[movies]Louie Schwartzberg: The hidden beauty of pollination - TED.com
Pollination: it's vital to life on Earth, but largely unseen by the human eye. Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with gorgeous high-speed images from his film "Wings of Life," inspired by the vanishing of one of nature's primary pollinators, the honeybee.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; beauty; evolution; film; life; nature; 2011
Downloads: 179
[movies]Ralph Langner: Cracking Stuxnet, a 21st-century cyber weapon - TED.com
When first discovered in 2010, the Stuxnet computer worm posed a baffling puzzle. Beyond its unusually high level of sophistication loomed a more troubling mystery: its purpose. Ralph Langner and team helped crack the code that revealed this digital warhead's final target -- and its covert origins. In a fascinating look inside cyber-forensics, he explains how.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; Iran; computers; government; nuclear energy; politics; science; technology; war; 2011
Downloads: 428
[movies]Paul Romer: The world's first charter city? - TED.com
Back in 2009, Paul Romer unveiled the idea for a "charter city" -- a new kind of city with rules that favor democracy and trade. This year, at TED2011, he tells the story of how such a city might just happen in Honduras ... with a little help from his TEDTalk.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; business; culture; design; global issues; politics; 2011
Downloads: 340
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